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Old 02-14-2006, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer is locking up from time to time.. i dont know wut is triggering it. it randomly freezes. I cant alt tab, alt ctrl del at all

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Old 02-14-2006, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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viruses? cpu? ram? could be a number of things...

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Old 02-14-2006, 06:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its weird cuz this happend before then stopped and now its back..this computer is only 3 months old
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Could also be the power supply.
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If it is not the power supply, you are over-heating.
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Your power supply isn’t strong enough. Did you buy your computer, or build it yourself? A common problem from people that choose to build their own computers is that they use the stock PSU's that came with their case, which are ALWAYS underpowered. A reliable and inexpensive PSU is the ThermalTake TR2. Its 430W (+3.3V@20A, +5V@30A, +12V@18A, -5V@18A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@0.8A)--which is ok. I have one in my system, and since I got it in august, I haven't had a lockup or hardware related crash since. It is the best bang-for-the-buck PSU out there.

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Old 02-20-2006, 04:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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to say it again: there are quite a few things that could cause it. overheating and being underpowered are 2 likely causes. i would run memtest86 just to make sure its not your ram dying on you. if it doesnt fail after a few passes or a few hours of memtest see if you can get another psu to test

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